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Media Roundtable: What will it take for the mainstream news to adequately report on climate change?



On this edition of Your Call’s media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of climate change. According to Media Matters, last year, national broadcast networks spent a combined total of just 142 minutes on climate change.

What is the role of the media in informing people about the effects of climate crisis? What will it take to ensure the media tell the people the truth about what we're facing?


Kyle Pope, editor in chief and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review

Rebecca Leber, environmental reporter for Mother Jones

Web Resources:

Mother Jones:I’m an Environmental Journalist and I Hate Earth Day

LA Times: Sri Lanka was Lonely Planet's No. 1 travel destination for 2019. The attacks are ‘a big blow’

CJR: The media are complacent while the world burns



Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.